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postheadericon Easy Hummus

 

Serves 3-4

Here is how to make easy roasted-garlic hummus.  Not only is it easy to make, it’s healthy too! Just whip up canned chickpeas with tahini, roasted garlic and a few other spices for a tasty Mediterranean treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Can (15OZ) chickpeas
  • 1 Tablespoon tahini
  •  4-5 Cloves roasted garlic (click here for how to roast garlic)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Pinch of sea salt to taste
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Directions:

Open an drain the chickpeas.  Place in a food processor. Add the tahini, roasted garlic, salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and whip until creamy.

Spoon the mixture onto a plate and make a dent in the center so that the hummus looks like a volcano. Pour the remaining olive oil into the center of the dent in the hummus. Sprinkle a dash of paprika on top of the hummus and serve with veggies or pita bread.

homemade garlic hummus

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postheadericon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

 

Want to use those leftover pumpkin seeds? This is an awesome recipe for toasting pumpkin seeds. These pumpkin seeds are great to snack on and are perfect mixed into a home made snack mix. Use them on salads for a delicious crunchy topping.
You may also use butternut squash seeds, acorn squash seeds, or spaghetti squash seeds for this recipe.

 Ingredients

  • 2 cups pumpkin or squash seeds (a little pulp
    left on, unwashed)
  • 2 tablespoons worchestchire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt (more or lest to taste)
  • pinch of pepper (to taste)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a shallow baking pan, add the pumpkin seeds, worchestchire, and vegetable oil and stir.

Add the garlic powder, salt, and pepper and stir until the pumpkin seeds are well coated.

Add a layer of pumpkin seeds to a shallow baking pan, making sure that the pumpkin seeds don’t overlap.

Place the pan in the oven for 25 minutes

Remove from the oven and turn the pumpkin seeds over.

Bake for an additional 20-30 minutes, or until the pumpkin seeds are golden and crispy! Remove from the oven and enjoy.

You can store the pumpkin seeds in a ziplock bag or plastic container for up to 1 week.

postheadericon Easy Pasta Salad

 

Here is a recipe for a simple and good macaroni salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6-8 servings) dry macaroni pasta
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced fine)
  • 1/2 red onion (diced fine)
  • 1 cup black olives – sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup Zesty Italian dressing –

Directions:

Cook the macaroni according to directions on package and rinse under cold water.

Add the diced red bell pepper,  diced onion, and sliced black olives.

Mix in the italian dressing.

Chill for an hour or two before serving.

postheadericon Homemade Tomato Sauce

 

Here is an easy recipe for homemade pasta sauce.
Makes about 8 servings.

Ingredients

  • 3  cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 3 – tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 – cloves of garlic (diced)
  • 1 – medium sweet yellow onion (chopped)
  • 2 – tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2  – tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2  – tablespoon italian seasoning or oregano

 

Directions

Saute the garlic and onion in a medium sauce pan on meduim heat until golden.

Add the diced tomatoes and tomato paste and stir the mixture.

Stir in the italian seasoning, white vinegar and sugar

Let simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Serve over pasta